Green IT Safe From Recession

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According to a report whose title says it all: Market Overview: A Slowing Economy Won't Slow Down Corporate Green IT Initiatives.

As we’ve seen just by witnessing the changes in companies taking place of late, the recession isn’t stopping companies from implementing greener IT initiatives. In fact, it’s helping, since greener IT basically means cheaper bills.

But, we now have a report to confirm the notion. So, what are the reasons beyond money that are helping this evolution?According to the report, cost savings is the primary reason for green IT initiatives. No surprise there. 67% of respondents said money first, environment second. Only 42% said it’s because it’s the right thing to do. However, almost 60% of respondents said they use green IT criteria in their procurement process. That means suppliers are also being pushed to adopt better ways of running their operations. Ah, but I suppose that of course also links back to money.

The great thing is, even if money is at the center for the shift, that companies are responding to the economy by becoming more efficient. We can’t complain about that! So good news for green IT enduring through the economic lows.

Via Greener Computing
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Tags: Computing | Corporate Responsibility | Energy Efficiency


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